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6 Cs

Forest Hills strives to help students develop skills and knowledge that will empower them to succeed in 21st century educations,  careers,/jobs,  civic life and beyond.

To accomplish that, FHSD uses 6 Cs (six competencies) as the foundation for teaching and learning.  Focus is given not only to mastering core academic content, but also to building the skill sets of the 6 Cs.  By mastering both, students develop a keen understanding of academic content and are able to apply their knowledge to situations in education and the workforce.



Through mastery of communication, students will:

  • present information in a meaningful way to a range of audiences through a variety of media

  • communicate clearly and concisely in an effective and engaging manner

Critical Thinking 

By developing critical thinking skills, students will:

  • evaluate, filter and analyze information and arguments
  • make connections and identify patterns
  • problem-solve
  • experiment, reflect and take action
  • use information to create solutions


The ability to collaborate effectively allows students to:

  • work as and with a team
  • manage and be a part of a team
  • team build
  • benefit a community
  • lead and assist


Creativity allows students to:

  • express themselves 
  • have both structure and function
  • inquire
  • consider and pursue ideas and solutions
  • gain purpose


By developing a strong character, students will:

  • make learning a part of life
  • persevere, persist and have passion
  • contribute to the benefit of others
  • show self-regulation and responsibility



By mastering skills of citizenship, students will:

  • understand and consider global issues, diverse values and world views
  • solve problems
  • understand and support human and environmental sustainability